This mouthwatering, tender drunken root beer pulled pork is absolute perfection! Just 2 ingredients is all you need, so sit back and relax with a glass of wine while your instant pot does the cooking for you!
Have you tried the yet? At first I was a little intimidated, but it’s so easy once you get started. My favorite part about it is the saute function: I no longer have to brown my food in one pan and switch it over to the crock pot. Less dirty dishes equals a win for me! Also, I think dinners just taste better in an . I was the crock pot queen when I first got married, so that is hard for me to say.
I’ve been making my two ingredient root beer pulled pork sandwiches for a long time, but recently I got the bright idea to step it up a notch. I use Not Your Fathers Root Beer, because anything cooked in beer always tastes better. If you prefer not to cook with beer, you can easily substitute regular root beer. The root beer pulled pork comes out so tender and juicy, with subtle spices of allspice, ginger, wintergreen, vanilla beans, molasses, and licorice . I hope you enjoy this meal with your family. 🙂
First set your to the saute function. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the pot. Next, cut one onion in thick slices. Cut onion in half, then quarter cut the onion. You should get 3 slices out of each quarter. equaling about 12 medium slices of onion. Separate the onion and saute till soft and browned, sprinkling with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle pork tenderloin with salt and pepper. Brown on all sides. Continue moving onions around so they don’t burn.
Open bottle of Not your fathers Root Beer
Pour bottle into and scrape any browned bits.
Put lid on and lock it into place. Set instant pot on manual for 60 min. Sit back and relax while your does all the work. Perfect time to read that book club book I was supposed to read months ago. 😉
After the 60 minutes is up, let the pork rest in the till it naturally releases before opening. If you look on top of your lid you have a valve where you can do a quick release and you can see a silver circle that is raised, don’t move the valve and instead let the silver circle naturally drop on its own. It doesn’t take long to naturally release, between 5-8 minutes. It just give the pork extra time to become tender.
Serve on your favorite hamburger buns, pork tacos, or by itself on a plate. Eat either plain or with your favorite barbecue sauce. We ate ours with a tangy North Carolina barbecue sauce and topped it with Cole Slaw and a pickle. So yummy!
*Update- recipe has crock pot instructions in the notes section.
Instant Pot Drunken Root Beer Pulled Pork
This mouthwatering, tender root beer pulled pork is absolute perfection! Just 2 ingredients is all you need, so sit back and relax with a glass of wine while your instant pot does the cooking for you.
- 1 pound Pork tenderloin
- 1 bottle Not your fathers Root Beer
- 1 Onion
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 hamburger buns
- cole slaw
- barbecue sauce
Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the instant pot and set to Saute
On a cutting board thick slice one medium onion. Add to instant pot and saute until soft and browned. Salt and pepper to taste.
Season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper. Add to instant pot and brown on all sides. Continue stirring onions so they don't burn.
Pour Not your fathers Root Beer into instant pot and scrape up brown bits from pork.
Close and lock lid to instant pot. Set instant pot to manual setting for 60 min. Let instant pot naturally release between 5-8 minutes before opening.
Open lid and shred pork with 2 forks.
Serve pork with your favorite condiments. Example- Pulled pork sandwich on a hamburger bun with favorite barbecue sauce, Cole Slaw, and pickles.
Crock pot instructions.
1. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet. Season pork with salt and pepper and brown pork on all sides.
2. Cut onion into medium thick slices. Place in the bottom of a crock pot.
3. Add browned pork to crockpot. Sprinkle more salt and pepper to taste so the onions have seasoning.
4. Pour 1 bottle of Not Your Fathers Root Beer (Or one 12 oz bottle of root beer) in the crock pot.
5. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours until tender.
6. Shred pork with two forks and serve with favorite condiments.